Bug: Java Help System displays script errors when viewing a JavaDoc API reference on Windows machines with Microsoft Development Environments installed
A Microsoft debugger detects and displays script errors when certain links are clicked in the Java Help System Javadoc.
This is an Eclipse Help System issue.
The problem manifests on machines with Microsoft Development Environments, where the Java Help System (JHS) is running with a Web browser that has an option turned on to detect and display script errors.
Microsoft Development Environments include:
- Visual Studio 2005
- Visual Studio 2008
- Visual InterDev 6.0/ Visual J++ 6.0
- Visual Studio 6.0
Select 'No' to continue using Javadoc.
If the user selects 'Yes', they are taken to a Microsoft debugger.
- Workaround for Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0:
- Go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced.
- In the 'Browsing' section, uncheck 'Disable Script Debugging (Internet Explorer)', 'Disable Script Debugging (Other)', and 'Display a notification about every script error'.
- For those who do not use Internet Explorer in combination with the Microsoft Development Environments listed above, the error is trivial and non-intrusive.